Stay in a clan chief’s Scottish castle (VIDEO)

VisitScotland, the national tourism agency, is offering Americans the chance of winning their very own Great Scottish Adventure. Stay in a Clan Chief’s Scottish castle, experience the thrills of the Edinburgh Festivals, kayak with dolphins and whales off Scotland’s islands, treat yourself to the ultimate malt whisky indulgence and explore the secrets of Loch Ness. These five amazing adventures in Scotland await the lucky winner.

For a chance to win a trip to Scotland, visit, watch five great adventures and choose three to create and win your own Great Scottish Adventure.

Ewan Colville, North America Marketing Manager, VisitScotland, said, “The Great Scottish Adventure really lives up to its billing. The experiences we’ve created are Scotland at its very best, from our unique culture and traditions to the stunning iconic scenery of the Highlands and from the magic of our islands to the vibrancy of Edinburgh’s Festivals”.

The five adventures are:

‘Edinburgh’s Festivals’, a cultural immersion in the world’s biggest Arts Festival, including the world famous Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle; and staying in unbridled luxury at Edinburgh’s prestigious Balmoral Hotel.

‘Key to the Castle’, live like a Scots Laird when you stay in magnificent Inveraray Castle in the heart of Argyll.

‘Whisky Heaven’ takes you on the famous Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside to enjoy exclusive tours and tastings – a must for the whisky enthusiast.

‘Wild Isle’ is a magical visit to one of Scotland’s great west coast islands, Mull, boasting some of Scotland’s most spectacular seascapes and wildlife.

The ‘Secret of Loch Ness’ takes you on a discovery of the iconic and dramatic waters of Loch Ness in the company of the world’s leading expert on the mysterious Loch.

The Great Scottish Adventure builds upon Active Scotland, a year long programme of events and activities aimed at showcasing Scotland as an active and adventure tourism destination, while offering the competition winner a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Scotland at its very best.


Authored by: Sean McInnes

Sean excelled in English through high school, so it was only natural he should edit the school newspaper in his final year. He would write up sports results for his local newspaper. Now he writes news stories for